Saturday, November 19, 2016

Vietnam Veteran, Major Jackie Hall Encourages Others To Get Help For PTSD

Heroes Among Us: Major Jackie Hall
ABC News 4
BY ASHLEY BLACKSTONE
NOVEMBER 18TH 2016
"I had visions of all these guys that I had brought back and feeling guilty about why could I have not taken better care of them all all this other stuff. That was the first time it had reared its ugly head," she said. "It wasn't until about five years ago that they finally gave me a PTSD diagnosis."
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Approximately 11,000 military women were stationed in Vietnam during the conflict. Nearly all of them were volunteers, and 90 percent served as military nurses.

Among them was Major Jackie Hall.

"I did the very best I could," Hall said as she walked through the Vietnam exhibit at Patriots Point. " You're never really totally relaxed."

Visit the exhibit brought back vivid memories for Hall, some of them horrific.

Hall served as an Air Force flight nurse during the Vietnam War. It was a job she wanted and a service she requested.

"You listen to them pour out their guilt," she said. "Their survivor guilt, you know? 'Why me? Why did I survive?'"
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